Painted Poppies Emboss Resist Sympathy Card

This month is World Watercolor Month, to get in the spirit I’ll be sharing a few cards this month using various watercoloring techniques. These first two cards, are done with the Watercolor Resist Technique using a pretty stamp with a group of poppies from the Painted Poppies stamp set.

Because I couldn’t decide which color of embossing powder to use I tried both gold and white and still wasn’t sure which I liked best. Which one do you like best?

Embossed or plain background? Black or white greeting label? So many options! Both cards start with a Thick Basic White card base that is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″. The gold embossed card has a full Sweet Sorbet front at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. For the white embossed card, the Sweet Sorbet layer is cut down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ to leave a narrow white border around the entire panel. Both designs have the watercolor panel and black panel die cut from the Deckled Rectangle Dies.

The watercolor panels are embossed first, then a watercolor wash is added. The wash was added by picking up ink with a Water Painter brush. Parakeet Party ink was used for the bottom and Sweet Sorbet for the top. The greetings are from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, and are embossed in the matching embossing powder color. The label die is from the Painted Labels Dies set.

For the white embossed card, I also added some dry embossing with the Merry Melodies Embossing Folder. I debated if sheet music was appropriate for a sympathy card, but music is such a part of ceremonies that I thought it would add a nice touch for someone who loved music.

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Painted Labels Dies



Deckled Rectangles Dies



Versamark Pad





Basics Embossing Powders



Water Painters





Heat Tool (Us And Canada)



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